Revel Bikes Launches 2 Bikes With Canfield’s Suspension System

Feb 27, 2019
by Revel Bikes  
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PRESS RELEASE: Revel Bikes

The time has finally arrived for the world to meet Revel Bikes! The culmination of years of work by an all-star team of bicycle industry veterans.


A few years ago, we were shopping around for a full suspension trail bike for personal use. After test riding every major brand, we hopped on a Canfield Balance at a trade show. After only a few hundred yards of riding, it was obvious that this relatively unknown system was something different. We tracked down the Canfield brothers and asked if they would be willing to license the suspension design, and right there, Revel Bikes was born. Our mission is simple: to create the best trail bikes the world has ever seen and to only make bikes that we want to ride.

Revel is starting out with two models. First, the Rail, a 165mm travel 27.5” wheeled all-mountain machine that can take the biggest hits the mountain has to offer while still gingerly pedaling to the top. Second, the Rascal, a 130mm travel 29er that is just as comfortable on that one-hour lunch ride as it is on all day wanderings above tree line.

Both models are available to purchase today and bikes are available to ship all over the world. Frames are $2599 USD and complete bikes start at $4999 USD.


The Rail

The Rail

27.5″ Wheels / 165mm rear / 170mm front

The Revel team created the Rail with two things in mind: maximum thrills and climbing hills. A tuned carbon layup makes railing through berms pure joy. The Rail will put an end to the traditional trail bike compromises to ascent efficiency to which you’ve grown accustomed.

The Rail

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The Rascal

The Rascal

29″ Wheels / 130mm rear / 140mm front

The Rascal lives up to its name- it is a sleek looking machine that is mischievously fast, nimble, and adept. Think capability and playfulness in both ascend and full send mode. Our vision for the Rascal was to deliver a confidence-inspiring and ultra-versatile mountain bike in all applications.

The Rascal 29er

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Why CBF?

CBF™ focuses on designing rear suspension around the Center of Curvature (CC). Until now, most suspension systems have focused solely on the instant center. CBF points the chainline and corresponding drive forces around the top of the chainring through 100-percent of the travel resulting in maximum pedaling efficiency, regardless of where you are in the travel, what terrain you are on or what kind of power you’re putting down. All the power you put into the pedals goes into turning the rear wheel allowing the suspension to do its job completely independent of drivetrain and braking forces and making the sag setting much less critical. When we first rode the largely-unknown CBF system, we knew it was something special, and we knew we could make the best riding carbon mountain bikes using this magical formula.

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How a Revel does CBF

Commitment to Sustainability

Here at Revel, our goal is more than designing and sharing amazing bikes that we love to ride, and it’s more than merely trying to offer the best customer service and purchasing experience possible.

We are committed to trying to having an environmentally sustainable business to the extent we possibly can. We ship all our bikes in reusable Evoc travel cases to eliminate cardboard waste. You can keep the case or ship it back, on our dime, for a small credit so we can reuse it for someone else. We recycle all inbound cardboard and plastic that comes to our office, and we don’t use plastic and paperware in our office break room. Further, we chose to work with a manufacturer that abides as much as possible to these principles too; they too are committed recycling all scrap carbon, minimizing or eliminating the use of any harsh chemicals in the manufacturing process, and recycling and disposing of any shop items responsibly.

Complete bikes start at $4999 with framesets retailing at $2599. All complete bikes are SRAM equipped with Industry Nine or ENVE Wheel options, including the new Hydra and 101 wheelsets from i9. To top it off, all Revel Bikes come with a lifetime warranty and crash replacement policy.


Keep an eye out for our first ride coming later today

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208 Comments

  • 130 5
 I'd skip the enve options if I were you!
  • 32 4
 Another brand. In such a crowded field, not all of them are going to make it.
  • 37 3
 @endurocat: Its like snowboards in the 90's. Different brand every week. Only a few survived.
  • 23 15
 @Boardlife69: Neither did snowboard. It is hardly alive if you you compare the amount of people doing it now and couple of years ago. I am pretty sure MTBs aren't going anywhere anytime soon. So maybe the situation is similar but at the same time a bit different. I hope that the market will grow and more and more people will ride. It's such an amazing sport this bicycle. In whatever form.
  • 3 24
flag tonkatruck (Feb 28, 2019 at 6:17) (Below Threshold)
 thats it? 130 ?! Ill pass that too
  • 5 19
flag KennyWatson (Feb 28, 2019 at 6:27) (Below Threshold)
 @endurocat: Might not be. It says "Canfield Balance Formula" . Is that a coincidence or is this Canfield under a new name?
  • 4 17
flag KennyWatson (Feb 28, 2019 at 6:29) (Below Threshold)
 Never mind: they licensed the suspension design from Canfield.
enduro-mtb.com/en/revel-rascal-review
  • 1 0
 @goroncy: It's kinda the same with skis. New brands popping up all the time. Some stay..some go. I would imagine the main difference is that a bike is not something you can put together cheaply with trial and error (that's how Burton snowboards was created among others). There is a lot of boutique options out there now and I agree that some will die off. Just curious which ones.
  • 5 1
 @goroncy: that depend where you are ! Here in the west of canada its close to 50/50 and whe. Baby boomer stop skiing might be more snowboard !
  • 9 1
 @Boardlife69: might be that way in the alps but in Colorado it seems like 50/50, maybe slightly more snowboarders with new brands popping up every season.
  • 3 0
 off topics but anyone knows who's the soundtrack?
  • 3 2
 @KennyWatson: basically the bros can still make money separately, since they couldn't work together..my assumption.
  • 3 0
 @freerabbit: second one is grace mesa on our way, first no idea
  • 4 3
 @goroncy: As a snowboarder - I agree! However, skiing is almost identical to snowboarding. Same exact sport except rotated 90deg, two surfaces instead of one, and poles. So more people ski now than snowboard but I'm sure the overall numbers are the same / growing. There is no substitute to mtn biking, that I'm aware of. Hence there is no danger of the market disappearing.
  • 2 0
 By Brandon Semenuk?
  • 3 0
 @Boardlife69: They have good chance. The guys who started Revel bikes have a deep bike design backgrounds. Miller started two bike companies, and Starkey who is a former lead engineer at Rock Shox. The bikes look pretty sick as well.
  • 1 0
 @KennyWatson: But look at Canfield's bike design and Revel's bike design. Totally different.
  • 2 0
 @tacklingdummy: Apparently one half of the Canfield brothers is part of the company's leadership. This was not evident yet when I made my original comments asking how the "Canfield" part fit in.
  • 5 0
 @endurocat: I suggest a ride on a Canfield before dismissing anyone licensing their design.
  • 6 0
 @KennyWatson: glad you are here to recount the article to us. Always nice to get incorrect second hand information from someone that didn't even read the article before commenting
  • 3 1
 @Kitejumping: More like 90/10 here in Oregon. Hardly nobody skis. I grew up and lived in europe, hardly nodoby snow boarded there.
  • 3 0
 @goroncy : I don't know how you Germans have it. But snowboards are alive and well up here north. Most people I know, usually have both snowdoard and ski and master both, alltough most prefer one or the other.

Me, I'm a snowboarder, but put time down on both Telemark and XC planks. The snowboard industry has in many ways gone back to it's roots and removing a lot of it's focus from formal competition (allthough it still exists) and a lot more focus into the backcountry.
  • 44 2
 ENVE options available... Not seen as an upgrade as of an hour or two ago.
  • 13 1
 My owner advised that these ENVE items shall be good for chew toys. Still wish Paul had commented on the mouth-feel. Really need to know before he buys them.
  • 2 0
 @IamTheDogEzra: Chicken flavored carbon fiber chew toys are great for clean your teath.
Sit Ezra, sit. Good dog.
  • 36 0
 That dark blue, gold color scheme. My eyes are melting from pure awesomeness.
  • 38 1
 Am I the only one not starting a new bike brand?
  • 23 1
 I think it's just you. I already started 2 bike brands last week. One has hidden compartments for transporting strictly legal items, and it's called WhiteLine - watch for the launch next week as soon as our team rider is out of jail. My 2nd brand has a 160mm 27.5" and a 128.99mm 29'er and it's called CokeFiend Cycles. Launching in a week or two!
  • 3 1
 @pinhead907: Should add a ladies model. Call it the CokeFiend FB (for Female Bartender)!
  • 4 0
 @pinhead907: Is the storage system on the White Line going to have a catchy name like "Prison Wallet Shelving System"?
  • 3 0
 No, you're not alone. I'm still just considering my own bike brand as an option. Right now it's hard to choose between starting a bike brand and a cryptocurrency.
  • 31 1
 Here in Australia CBF means something entirely different
  • 15 30
flag usedbikestuff (Feb 28, 2019 at 4:31) (Below Threshold)
 Cool story.
  • 13 0
 cbf to explain amirite?
  • 9 0
 Same here in the UK mate. And sometimes we REALLY cbf.
  • 3 0
 In Singapore it means something totally different too!
  • 4 0
 enlighten us
  • 4 1
 @addatx: CBF = Can't be f**ked
  • 3 0
 @bertbc: so cbf = 18
  • 1 0
 @jrocksdh: you mean 18?
  • 4 0
 @spaceofades: haha looks like we're all falling victim to the less than sign not appearing
  • 1 0
 @addatx: Chee Bai (c*nt/Twat) Face
  • 20 1
 " The Rail will put an end to the traditional trail bike compromises to ascent efficiency to which you’ve grown accustomed. "

Please DO explain to me in more verbose language why this two-wheeled mountain bicycle is vastly superior to the similar, yet inherently inferior and inefficient bicycle to which I have already grown accustomed.

I currently wish to replace said inefficient bicycle after reading your fine advertising copy.

Yeesh.
  • 20 0
 Is it just me, or does this just make you wish Canfield Brothers could just get it together start building aluminum bikes again?
  • 3 0
 i will just hang onto my balance forever. not sure a better bike will ever exist.
  • 2 2
 @adrennan: I liked mine till it broke too many times. Ended up getting my money back and got a lapierre spicy team frame from eBay since it was mid race season and I couldn't wait 5 weeks for a new linkage. I was literally told, "we can't Afford to keep fixing your broken linkages". Also, "you're a machinist, we can give you the dimensions to make a new one." That Spicy team was a game changing frame, beyond the Balance, which I never expected. Ended up keeping it for a year before switching to 29!
  • 2 1
 The balance was an awesome bike. Too bad it was fragile. When I got mine I fell in love and planned on riding it till it broke. I didn’t think that was going to be one month after the warranty. I was offered a crash replacement on a yelly screamy because they didn’t have a balance in my size.
  • 20 1
 I own a Canfield Balance and I can attest. CBF suspension design is amazing. Little to no bob climbing and just bottomless on the descents.
  • 6 0
 seconded. i may have found my next bike...
  • 6 0
 I also own a 16 Balance and agree 100% ,it is awesome. I'm wondering if the 2019 Balance will share the same frame with different stickers on it...
  • 14 0
 I’ll third that.
I’ve owned single pivot bikes, Santa Cruz VPP bikes, Secialized horst link and Iron Horse DW link bikes. I currently own a Canfield Balance with CBF. I’m also currently riding on CBD and THC. The Canfield Balance is the best suspension design. It actually does work as described. Amazing traction and climbing response, smooth and efficient. CBF on the downhill is compliant, active and also smooth. The bros nailed it. Sorry VPP and DW, CBF is better.
  • 4 0
 But WTH happened to the bros? They left Utah for Washington then all went silent. Still doing business I hope?
  • 6 0
 @WasatchEnduro: They posted some shots of the new Nimble 9 colourway a couple weeks ago. And they've got that race prototype on the DH WC circuit. So still alive, hopefully this licensing deal is a good cash injection for them to put out some new rides.
  • 4 0
 @ZappBrannigan: Oh yeah I'm lusting over that Oil Slick Nimble 9! Waiting for the release on that.
  • 1 0
 @WasatchEnduro: check their facebook
  • 10 0
 I spoke with Sean at Canfield and he said they are alive, well and expanding. Should have some updates by spring!!
  • 3 1
 I had one, warrantied their crap linkage 3 times and got too many "ah Brah, sorry man, you're the first and only person this has happened to, free high fives till we get our new, updated links made!". Hopefully they will have a better plan than blaming the owner and offering high fives And months of wait.
  • 1 1
 @Bobbyd82: the Canfield brothers sold the company. I guess they sold Sean with it.
  • 4 0
 With all of my frustrations with the Balance I had, (first gen links, the only problems with them I've heard about) I must say, the balance linkage is a great suspension system, one of the best I've ever ridden. Bummer I it wasn't able to enjoy it more.
  • 1 0
 @muddysocks: wrong
  • 23 8
 You know what ? Magic does not exist. Or to put it in fomous words by the Simpsons :"In this room the laws of thermodynamic apply".

There is no such thing as a magic formula concerning kinematics -you always pay a price. This almost triggers me like the old Polygon release where they told me the kinematics were revolutionary but they did not want to bore me with the details; turns out these ugly Polygons are everything but revolutionary. - I go ride my bike its sunny with 18 degrees celcius outside.
  • 8 2
 Can you tell us what price was paid here please?

It's one thing to spout that something is wrong, but can you explain why?
  • 11 0
 Lies! How do strategically placed stickers on your frame and helmet shave seconds off your Strava times? Magic, that's how.
  • 12 3
 @privateer-wbc: Im sure he doesnt want to bore you with the details.
  • 7 3
 sounds like you have never ridden a canfield then.
  • 4 0
 we need @andrextr to save us
  • 3 0
 The correct quote is "In this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!" www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8Yt4p_gJmY
  • 2 1
 I once planted a seed in the garden and the next morning there was this huge plant going way beyond the clouds, a green giant came down kicked my ass and told me that my bike sucks... that's magic
  • 3 0
 @freerabbit: Nah, that's just agriculture. You must have used too much fertilizer.
  • 2 0
 @humanpowered: thx,sorry was just out of my head
  • 1 0
 @j-t-g: he did the canfield balance analysis I remember..
  • 4 0
 @privateer-wbc: i did not say anything is wrong with this bike. if you look at the kinematic analysis of any bike you will see that it is always a compromise. If the concept is good the drawbacks will be smaller than the advantages. I do not have a kinematic analysis of this bike but i can give examples using well known endurobikes:

In an endurobike you usually want some antisquat (100% AS is mainstream i guess). With lets say 108% antisquat (nomad 4; 32/50) your bike will most likely pedal well, but you also will have quite a lot of pedalkickback. You are also blocking the suspension a bit downhill, as it wants to pull your pedals back and you are standing on them (thats a part of why chainless runs are sometimes quite good).

If you reduce antisquat lets say to 78 % (Knolly Delirium) the bike will bob a lot more but you reduce kickback also a lot, the suspension will act more freely.

There a tricks like letting the antisquat fall dramatically after the point in travel where you actually pedal ( again nomad 4) but a price will remain.

At first sight one might think that with Hpp bikes this is not the case as you can get 100% antisquat with 0 kickback in some gears -for instance in the descending gears. But if you look at the climbing gears you will have a serious amount of kickback ( Commencal Supreme sx).

(The magic Polygon has huge antisquat numbers and a not so magical kickback.)

So I have yet to see a bike that does not follow the rules of thermodynamic.
  • 3 0
 @privateer-wbc: and to be more specific: they say the bike has always the same amount of antisquat (the designer seems to be the same as the one of the canfield balance which has also almost the same characteristic). which is good for predictability be it concerning gears or sag. while this is a valid concept, not everyone will agree on it though. Knolly or Propain build their bikes intentionally to have very different antisquatnumbers throughout gears and travel. both concepts have their merrits.

the price revel has to pay, is that it always has the pedalkickback corresponding to the set antisquat ( i asume it is 100% like on the balance). with 20 degrees, pedalkickback on the balance is also quite high.

probably a good bike but still on the same page as everyone else.
  • 1 0
 @optimumnotmaximum: I have owned knolly, intense, banshee, yt.. and canfield...knollys are fantastic descenders, but no race bikes except for DH IMO (have not used the fugitive which increased he AS a little bit)... when you try these 4 suspension systems, that are so different between them, you realize how balnced the CBF system is.. in paper, new nomad/bronson are very similar to my '16 balance.. but what do I know ...
  • 2 0
 @Lagr1980: while i have not owned a Knolly or Canfield i can very well see that your feeling is in line with the kinematics on paper. i have recently bought a propain tyee 2019 which has a similar operation to a knolly despite beeing vpp. it descends better than everything i have owned but i also think one might struggle with it as an enduroracebike. sprinting in gears with low (if any) antisquat is not fun.
  • 1 0
 @optimumnotmaximum: thank you for pouring your thoughts out into words. I appreciate that, very much!
  • 1 0
 @j-t-g: andrextr has analyzed the Canfield balance : youtu.be/0TIXSZDFvbk?t=51
  • 2 0
 @optimumnotmaximum: my previous bike was a knolly and I'm now on a '16 Balance. CBF is the real deal Wink
  • 14 1
 Pinkbike seems to be on a bit of a negative streak lately. Revel, best of success. Good on ya for addressing environmental concerns as well. The early 90's had a plethora of brands competing as well, but this helps breed innovation. We are watching a sport evolve before us. Pretty cool. Competition improves the breed, after all.
  • 16 5
 I am quite allergic to these "maximum thrills and climbing hills" marketing BS. How is the bike any different from literally every other brand on the market? Don't tell me that I should buy bike from you because you are bunch of riders with passion for the sport.
  • 17 1
 If this bike is actually using a design from The Canfield Brothers. It will shred..
  • 6 1
 @BeerGuzlinFool: Like every other bike these days in these categories...
  • 8 0
 I find reading the article really helps.

"CBF™ focuses on designing rear suspension around the Center of Curvature (CC). Until now, most suspension systems have focused solely on the instant center..."
  • 5 1
 @BeerGuzlinFool: Excuse my scepticism but which bike does not shred these days? Ripmo actually shreds(rips) mo'... Big Grin
  • 2 0
 @lp130i: Canfield Brothers designs have always climbed exceptionally well along with descending like a beast. Talk to anyone who has owned one and they will tell you all about it.
  • 1 0
 @BeerGuzlinFool: true story. It's a good suspension platform.
  • 9 1
 Hell. Yes! As a personal friend of some of the Revel dudes it's awesome to see this finally come to life, these bikes are so rad and Revel/Why is such a sick group of dudes! This is certainly one Kool-Aid you'll want to drink, and anyone who doesn't is only missing out! These guys are certainly bringing something different to the table, and these are certainly not just "some other brand." Cheers boys!
  • 9 1
 Canfield bikes have always ridden well. Cool to see their stuff getting used. This is partly Jeremiah Starkey's baby right? Dude knows his shit. BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP
  • 15 6
 So looks like a Session is now officially retired, because too many bikes are looking like a Jeffsy lately.
  • 15 3
 Completely different suspension design. Look closer
  • 1 3
 @zon You have made it clear you don't know what your talking about-
  • 5 1
 @BeerGuzlinFool: No, stand back instead. Some people look beyond the suspension linkage.
  • 2 2
 @vinay: Then you aren't looking at what matters.
  • 2 1
 @BeerGuzlinFool: And what matters in then "looks like a session" game is the overall shape.
  • 9 2
 With all these press releases, why no love for the new Airdrop Edit v3? Looks like an awesome, no-BS shredder. Geo very much on point.
  • 3 0
 My thoughts exactly, I love the look of the Edit V3. Simple yet effective with a killer geo. Though I'd also love to try one of these, we live in a time of great choices.
  • 8 0
 So what's going on with Canfield carbon
  • 5 0
 I love my Canfield. It seems like maybe they are done? For them to license out their suspension design could be telling?
  • 6 0
 @mattrix2: Last I heard Canfield left Washington to return to Utah. They have not replenished stock in a long while. I hope they are doing alright. I’m also a fan. I’d like to see them keep after it.
  • 4 0
 @speed10: I love their bikes too. Own a Balance now and it's just simply amazing. I read an internet rumor that they had a venture into carbon and wasn't to good which blew a lot of the cash they had. Hoping they rebound!
  • 1 0
 @mattrix2: They had some pics of a new Nimble 9 colorway about a month ago, so not totally dead.
  • 2 0
 @ChristophColombo: nice investigative work there.... Christopher Columbo?? Smile
  • 7 1
 Lots of hate on here but I think these look awesome. Cool to see another company coming out of CO, makes me second guess turning down a job in Glenwood, trails look awesome!
  • 2 0
 Why the f*ck did you turn down a job in glenwood?!
  • 2 0
 @adrennan: really small company, less potential mentorship, smaller projects, etc.
  • 1 0
 @briceps: lol didnt realize i was replying to you
  • 6 1
 Omg... looking at it an onto the number... I am yours Rail. No distribution in EU...you guys would need an ambassador, I guess someone like me for example.
  • 17 6
 Brand ambassador - AKA Influencer, AKA Insta-hoe. Something to strive for
  • 3 0
 @WAKIdesigns: would offer my livers, but I don´t think its worthy
  • 1 1
 You mean distributor, not brand ambassador.
  • 3 0
 @speed10: No, first we need to bring the hunger, distribution is the next step for someone else
  • 6 1
 @WAKIdesigns: Man I wish I could be an Insta-hoe. Show a little of my sweater puppies and get all the free stuff I could dream of. Especially all the free Muc-Off anyone could ever need!
  • 2 2
 @mtbgeartech: pics from behind the bars and organizing group rides for first time Joeys.
  • 7 0
 I bet that Rascal is a Riot going down!
  • 1 0
 Um... A toir you mean?!
  • 3 0
 So, I must have missed it but considering the CBF system is designed to have the suspension perfectly tuned to chainring, what chainring size has it been designed for? And also, would running it with an oval chainring make it work as well as any other suspension design (instead of far superior as this article makes me think it should)? Finally, what gearing in the rear is this thing designed around? Of course having just a single ring in the front gives a more consistent chainline. But especially with cassettes from the big companies as big as 10-50 or 10-51, the chainline can still vary quite a bit these days. Not just the angle, but as the chain is obviously tangent to the chainring, also the point where the chain meets the chainring.

The bike looks pretty.
  • 2 1
 If I recall the canfield balance was optimized for a 32 tooth. I would assume similar here
  • 1 0
 @adrennan: Yeah, I just looked at the drawing in the article again. It appears like it is designed for when the chainline goes through the rear wheel axle. I still need to work out the gear ratios but indeed 32t seems plenty big enough.
  • 1 0
 32t on the Balance, but changes very little going up or down a few teeth. I'm running a 28t oval on my balance, feels great! suspension analysis video: youtu.be/0TIXSZDFvbk?t=51
  • 3 0
 YESSS!!!!

For so long I've been worried that Canfield was going the way of the dodo...I spent a long time researching bikes and settled on Canfield. The Riot has been a fantastic bike, everything I wanted and more. Plus it will survive a nuclear bomb, which riders whose ambition exceeds their current skill will appreciate Wink

THIS IS DOPE AS HELL! Plus the Bros are cool dudes. Met one at a local bike park and he was uber chill.
  • 4 1
 I dig the looks and concept, but man - market saturation much?

I feel the weight of 1000 frames pressing me down the floor, "You will give me your 5000 dollars and you will like it".
  • 3 1
 So many complaints about this and that, as if having more choices is a bad thing. Sheesh. I personally am stoked to see another small team taking a swing at making money with something they love. I'd rather give my money in support of that, than funding another corporate meeting where a bunch of non-riders talk about the synergies a sticker placement or some other nonsense.
  • 2 0
 CC at the crank but not at the rear axle so is it really all that different than any other high pivot point? Koodos to their marketing team for a fresh pitch and for backing it up with crash protection, but that's only good for as long as the brand survives. IMO the Rascal sure is pretty. Heading over to their web site to look at sizing and GEO.
  • 2 0
 First ride experience at Sedona - what they claim about evening out the suspension functionally appears to be true. I rode an up and down technical trail where a lot of riders could not make it up. I found I could make it up sections that I failed at on other bikes. This platform is really strong for out of saddle pedaling. I had a blast. The 27.5 Rail was amazingly fun and way more capable than I expected.

As for the comments about "oh no, not another bike company," the last 2 I have seen are Revel and Esker and both have the best standing pedaling platforms in the industry. A lot of riders prefer that (see Bike James arguments why). In the past if that was your thing then you went to Ibis and Pivot. Now we have more options (Ibis and Pivot are still great too). I am glad to see these new bike companies and I believe they fill a need. I was riding a more famous brand I wont name, and the rear shock has way too much wasted movement on out of saddle technical uphill climbs. If we want to ride down more technical trails, we have to pedal up them, and out of saddle pedaling gives you power for short bursts. Glad bike companies are innovating.

Esker has the more beautifully simple rear suspension design. Revel's beauty is more of a "tech" look. But both ride amazingly well.
  • 2 0
 I want a rascal now. Seems like it is a great all around bike. And iam sure this company won't disappear like most of the new start up bike companies. They have loads of experience in the industry and seem like they know what we want. Iam super excited about this brand, and wish them lots of luck.
  • 6 5
 First impression.. I don't really get it.

Another new bike brand, 2 bikes that fall into categories dominated by proven products. Why do it if you aren't bringing SOMETHING new to the table.

CBF Suspension? I'm sure it works really well but wasn't magical enough to launch Canfield into the big leagues.

I guess the 2599.00 for full carbon frame + shock is pretty good. So maybe that's it... price point is their "hook"?
  • 16 1
 Ride a Canfield. Any Canfield. You'll find out.
  • 8 2
 @MTBrent: Yup. I hopped on a Canfield, sold my bike and bought one.
  • 3 0
 @mattrix2: Fair enough I suppose. According to Enduro's first ride review the new Revel suspension is nice and sensitive but bob's a bit and needs more mid stroke support.. compromises.

enduro-mtb.com/en/revel-rascal-review
  • 9 1
 Canfield is a small company, they don't have the market share to be "big league". You think Trek and Specialized are everywhere because of their amazing suspension design? Split pivot? 4-bar? Not saying those don't work, but you see them everywhere because they are massive companies that fill bike shops with inventory and demo fleets. CBF rules.
  • 4 0
 @Malleabis: True, what I really meant was that if their suspension design was really the greatest thing out there the licensing thing would have taken off a long time ago. From what I've read it works great like most other designs these days, but makes compromises like every other design.

I get it.. Canfield riders swear by CBF. I would love to try one some day.
  • 1 0
 @grand69: I understand what you're saying and you are right. There is no perfect suspension design. There is always something to be gained and to be lost.
  • 1 0
 @grand69: it's like buying a 1000cc superbike. They are all good. One might be a little bit better, but not by enough for the average Joe to tell. You just buy the one you like the look of.
  • 2 0
 @grand69: enduro is seemingly one of the only objective bike sites that doesnt have half a foot into the marketing/relationship building department. Easy to trust what they say for the most part. They aren't super vague either.
  • 4 0
 @grand69: Yeah, borrow someone's Balance and see for yourself. I haven't ridden every suspension design, but of the ones I have ridden they all needed a shock lockout to climb without bob. My Balance doesn't. VPP is similar, but is less active and some complain about it getting hung up on square hits. KS-link is similar (bestie rides a Rune) but it has enough bob to make a lockout necessary. Yeti's infinity link is probably the most comparable to CBF in terms of "getting it right", and I'd love to try one, but I don't have 8 grand to find out or a friend's to borrow. My previous bike was a Knolly, and while it was amazing going down, it left a lot to be desired on the way up and charging flat pedally sections of trail... bob bob bob. The Balance seems to do it all really well, at least for the terrain of Colorado. I've never heard anyone complain about the suspension, only that some don't like the short chain stays (420mm). Yeah I'm a total fan boy Wink
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 @Svinyard: Kind of like the new Dirt in that respect
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 @Svinyard: I like Enduro too! Detailed and seem pretty honest.
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 @Malleabis: Right on man.. no doubt the Canfields are killer bikes, and I'm sure the Revel bikes will be as well. I really didn't mean to come off negative on the Revel launch.. maybe it was my own paralysis by analysis demon that was like "... goddammit, more choices!"

I'm sure the CBF platform is great and maybe it just hasn't gotten the exposure it deserves up to this point. Like I said.. would love to try one.
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 I'm not sure what you're all looking for...I mean: $5k for a GX build with a DVO fork. That seems market price for entry level carbon. If you like how CBF rides, you should be all over this.

I don't get their teaming up with Crank Brothers though...I have ZERO confidence in them...except that I'm confident that it'll break.
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 Canfield Brothers not Crank Brothers.
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 @mattrix2: Really...No kidding?!?!?! Look at their website, the GX build includes: Post – Crank Brothers Highline 31.6 x 150mm. And the "Gear Shop" is some clothing and 4 Crank Bros. pedals.
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 @smartyiak: J. Schiers...Enve...cough...Crankbrothers synthesis...all Rascal needs is a The Message build. Frame looks smart if one can work with a slack STA. Don't forget I9 wheelset on $5k build. Direct-to-consumer wars are heating up whole industry. Who'll cook off first?
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 I came here expecting plastic 1/48 scale bikes to build and assemble for my GI Joes, but I was wrong.
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 Nice to see a brand trying to cut out all the single use plastic our planet is littered with. And unlike paper straws, you actually get something better with the Evoc bike pack.
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 Hopefully these can do a better job of keeping bikes in stock i hear all the canfield frames are on hold for sometime I have a buddy who broke his the one and they did nothing for him becouse they dont have any frames. What good is a life time warrenty or crash replacement if the frames are not available. I do love the way the balance rides though i thrashed one at bootleg loved it!!
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 I had a balance for a spell, the bike was really something else, but I did have to warranty it quite a few times. These are Canfield designed and licensed suspensions with a whole lot of other players involved, so any issues will be an entirely different experience.Good or bad, we will see with time.
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 Rascal looks fast!

Who is behind this company?

Geometry table?
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 I had assumed it's Anthony Revell, but the spelling's different. www.universityofbmx.com/article-list-profiles/372-revell-anthony-uk
Revell also started Stolen bikes: www.universityofbmx.com/article-list-profiles/372-revell-anthony-uk
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 @DarrellW: he actually had a brand called revell bikes making steel bsx/dual/4x and dirt jump frames...
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 Adam Miller of WHY Cycles!
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 @DarrellW: I also thought the same. Thanks for taking time out to educate!
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 @DarrellW: I immediately thought of Semenuk and Revel Co. Also Giant makes a Revel bike. What's in a name?
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 enduro-mtb.com/en/revel-rascal-review

Super short top tube dimension. The XL is really a Large. Not sure what they were thinking. I'd need a 70mm stem on the XL.
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 @yzedf: a lot more to geometry than just the top tube length. The reaches are proper modern and on an xl it's 495 which is proper modern xl size. Numbers look great actually. Long/low/slack.
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 @islandforlife: yeah I read it wrong. Old man needs his glasses I guess.
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 @yzedf: All good... I feel ya buddy.
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 @fruitsd79: A potential lawsuit - If I were Revell, I'd be using this thread to prove that there's brand confusion...
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 Red Hill! Good to see home trails and Flynn rippin it up.
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 Its interesting, I was chatting with someone the other day about how the canfield website is terrible, and there have been no updates for quite a while (2017?). I think the carbon EPO was the last major release. The "Bikes" page literally lists "2017" for their current model year still. The webstore is sold out, and is all 2016 stock.

So basically canfield has been dead for a while now, and this might just be where the efforts have been going. Or at least, they're selling patents to get out of the industry, no blame, Lance and chris have been at it for decades, you gotta get out sometime.
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 so, nice looking canfield bike? it seem valid offering, anyway could not beat GG offering
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 "The culmination of years of work by an all-star team of bicycle industry veterans."
Right, why lead with this (or say it at all) if you aren't going to back it up with some actual names/facts?

Just what the market asked for, another bike brand, marketing another ground breaking suspension platform.

Meh.
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 Chris Reichel - director of stoke
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 very true statement.
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 looks like a Habit.
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 Hot damn. Those bikes look awesome! And I'll be in the market for a new bike in about a year. Hopefully there will be some reviews and they'll be all sorted out by then.
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 Not gonna lie, those are some good looking bikes. Damn fine at first glance. Impressive design for a first bike.
  • 1 0
 This looks really good. Aesthetically I mean. The colors are cool, the lines are clean, and even the name both sounds cool and looks cool on the down tube.
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 2 bikes in one day coming out of the box with @DVOSuspension, this is what I like to see!
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 Revel, I'm ready for the 29" CBF downhill bike (unless Canfield releases a new Jedi). My Supreme 29 will be up for sale at that time
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 I think directly about a British brand who used to make some dj bikes a few years ago; Strange to see a company name, already used in the same industry
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 I'm a little disappointed that a company founded by people who worked on the Message fork, doesn't sell their short travel 29r with such fork.
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 Geometry and linkage design looks oddly similar to Cannondale Habit...… But I'm sure different brands overlap geo.
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 Suspension is nothing like Cannondale. Cannondale went Horst Link, this looks more like DW Link and Maestro.
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 @SlodownU: canfieldbrothers.com/frames/balance

That's where it comes from.
As you said, it's a dual link setup like VPP, Maestro, DW link and so on.
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 @SlodownU: Good catch! My fault, at first glance, kind of looked like a Horst Link.
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 Would love an aluminum version or maybe just a new Canfield frame
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 That clevis looks a lot like the one on my Ripmo. Always awesome to see more carbon frames dipping below the $3k mark.
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 This blue/gold Rascal makes me almost considering the first time about a carbon bike. How beautiful...
  • 1 0
 I just rode the Rascal today at Sedona bike festival. I loved it! Super capable and solid.
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 Looks exactly like that new Cannondale. Same dam bike.There really must not be any place left to go with frame design. They all are starting to look like one or the other.
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 except not, but try again!
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 It does look similar but the suspension is quite different.
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 Looks cool, but the link doesn’t work and I can’t find the website on google. If you’re doing a press release you better have your website up and running.
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 Nevermind website finally loaded. Can’t wait to check one out.
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 I'd maybe have blacked out those enve logo's before going to press
&
what ever happened to the UK Revell bikes?
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 ahh just read above
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 I initially thought it was by BMX Revell aswell.
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 Bikes are looking fun! love Carbondale... such a sweet spot!
  • 2 1
 Did I miss something about enve?
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 Does Semenuk know his company name and logo are being appropriated?
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 I really like how this bike looks! I kinda want one
  • 1 1
 like canfiled look better, but revel have better geometry /longer reach and longer WB/. So going for banshee prime Smile
  • 1 0
 The bikes look pretty sick. PB needs to do a full shakedown review STAT.
  • 1 0
 Do they give you a new EVOC travel case with a bike or frame?
  • 1 0
 Nice bike, but how do I mount my bike to the wall like that?
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 Looking good!
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 Cedric Garcia for poster boy?
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 Looks like a yeti
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 Buddy Revel is the mastermind behind these.
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 Ooooh, a shorter travel Ripmo!
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 When I see Revel, I immediately think of the cheap hardtail Giant
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